Cedric Delsaux’s Star Wars Fantasies

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Using his own pictures of cityscapes as the backgrounds for sci-fi fantasies, French photographer Cedric Delsaux digitally inserts Star Wars film characters into his urban realms. The artist’s Dark Lens series started out with his views of warehouses, harbors, and industrial spaces in the suburbs of Paris. Finding the pictures too ordinary, Delsaux added Darth Vader, R2-D2, Jabba the Hutt, and other Star Wars figures and vehicles to the settings and presto: they were suddenly fantastic!

He continued the series in Lille — a medieval city in France — before traveling to Dubai, where the futuristic warriors and aircraft found the perfect home amidst the towering skyscrapers, endless construction sites, and the formidable desert terrain. On view at Galerie ACTE 2 in Paris through January 2, Delsaux’s fictional images continue the Star Wars saga, with the blessing of George Lucas, in the most unexpected ways.

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Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris

Cedric Delsaux, Dark Lens, Dubai. Courtesy Galerie ACTE 2, Paris